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Eddy Choong

Eddy Choong
Personal information
Birth name Choong Ewe Beng
Country  Malaya
 Malaysia
Born (1930-05-29)29 May 1930
Penang, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died 28 January 2013(2013-01-28) (aged 82)
Penang, Malaysia
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Men's singles, Men's & Mixed doubles
Eddy Choong
Traditional Chinese 莊友明
Simplified Chinese 庄友明

Choong Ewe Beng (29 May 1930 – 28 January 2013) was a Malaysian badminton player. He was David Choong's brother and they played men's doubles together.

He was inducted into the Badminton Hall of Fame in 1997; and the Badminton World Federation also bestows a special honour onto players, named Eddy Choong Player of the Year.

Career

Noted for his quickness, tenacity, and stamina, Choong won men's the singles at the All England Open Badminton Championships four times between 1953 and 1957 when it was considered the unofficial world championship of the sport. He also reached the All-England singles final in 1952 and 1955 and won the men's doubles with his brother in 1951, 1952, and 1953.[1] He was a member of the 1955 Malayan Thomas Cup (men's international) team which retained the world team championship, and the 1958 team which surrendered the title to Indonesia[2]

Achievements

Rank Event Date Tournament
All England Open Badminton Championships
1 Men's singles
Men's doubles
1953, 1954, 1956, 1957
1951, 1952, 1953
All England
2 Men's singles
Men's doubles
1952, 1955
1954, 1955, 1957
All England
Open Championships
1 Men's singles
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1953
1953
1953
Denmark Open
1 Men's singles
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1954, 1955, 1957
1955, 1957
1957
Dutch Open
1 Men's singles
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1952, 1953
1952, 1953
1951, 1952, 1953
French Open
1 Men's singles
Men's doubles
1955, 1956, 1957
1955, 1957
German Open
1 Men's singles
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1951, 1952, 1953, 1957
1952, 1953
1951, 1953
Irish International
1 Men's singles
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1957, 1960
1966
1949, 1963
Malaysia Open
1 Men's singles
Men's doubles
1954
1954
Norwegian International
1 Men's singles
Men's doubles
1951, 1953, 1957
1951, 1952, 1953, 1957
Scottish Open
1 Men's doubles 1966 Singapore Open
1 Men's singles 1954 US Open
1 Men's singles
Men's doubles
1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956
1950, 1954
Wimbledon International

References

  1. ^ Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1971) 163.
  2. ^ Scheele, 75, 76, 84.
  • Eddy Choong - MSN Encarta (Archived 2009-10-31)
  • Eddy Choong, Fred Brundle: Badminton. Foyles Handbooks, London, Foyle, 1955
  • Eddy Choong, Fred Brundle: The Phoenix Book of Badminton – Its history, the development of the shuttlecock, the diversity of style and tactics, and the badminton world of today, London, Phoenix Sports Books, 1956
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